Senior IT Project Manager/Scrum Master


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AL

Req ID:  82936
Facility:  Rotterdamnn-548
Department:  ITS PMO Manufacturing & HSE
Division:  Innovation


This is Lyondellbasell


As a leader in the global chemical industry, LyondellBasell strives every day to be the safest, best operated and most valued company in our industry. The company’s products, materials and technologies are advancing sustainable solutions for food safety, access to clean water, healthcare and fuel efficiency in more than 100 international markets. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is Advancing Good with an emphasis on our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce. The company takes great pride in its world-class technology and customer focus. LyondellBasell has stepped up its circularity and climate ambitions and actions to address the global challenges of plastic waste and decarbonization. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.

This is the role


Reporting to the Program Delivery Manager within the IT Business Process Excellence team, this person provides leadership for planning and delivery of IT projects and other product backlog items. You are responsible for implementation of business and IT solutions, new applications, and upgrades. In this role you ensure successful delivery, meeting the targets related to scope, time, cost and value. Following DevOps principles, you ensure a seamless transition of project outputs to product teams. Overall, working closely with business and technology leadership, serving as a leader and trusted advisor for quality delivery of IT solutions are key in being a succesfull senior project manager.

These are the roles & responsibilities


This is a position of influence, negotiation and expectation management as well as hands-on delivery management:


  • Successful delivery of projects and product backlog items
  • Collaborates with product team leaders and business process owners for value creation through technology investments
  • Is an active practitioner and coach of LYB Advancing90 delivery methodology, which is based on agile and lean principles
  • Coaches and mentors project and product teams, involving both IT and business participants
  • Prepares project plan, resource and cost estimates  
  • Liaises with resource managers to secure resources required for successful delivery
  • Manages budget, scope and schedule
  • Facilitates organizational change management; manages risk and issue resolution
  • Manages stakeholders in business and IT, including senior leaders
  • Reports into project steering committee or equivalent body; ensures regular status reporting 
  • Ensures that the project delivers benefits outlined in the business case and meets reasonable expectations of end users
  • Contributes to continuous improvement of LYB project delivery by applying lessons learned and external leading practices

This is what you bring


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science, information systems, business administration or related field or equivalent experience.  
  • A minimum of 10 years of IT and business/industry related experience with large, global organizations.  
  • A minimum of 8 years in a project management role, managing medium to large global teams.
  • Five plus years of leadership responsibility in managing medium to large projects and teams and influencing senior management and stakeholders
  • Experience in technology projects in one or more of the following business domains: Manufacturing, Health Safety and Environmental (HSE), and Procurement (preferred).
  • Experience in implementing projects on SAP platform, and preferably also in managing operations on SAP platform
  • Experience in implementing SaaS solutions (preferred)
  • Experience in Azure DevOps and agile (preferred)
  • Excellent program and project management skills with demonstrated track record
  • Demonstrated people leadership and team-building skills; ability to work in matrix organization
  • Strong presentation and communication skills; negotiation skills to influence stakeholders
  • Experience in managing multi-cultural teams and work across multiple onsite and offshore locations  

This is what we hope you will bring


  • MBA or MS a plus
  • Current PMI PMP or Prince2 certification and Certified Scrum Master a plus
  • Experience in financial planning and analysis, and cost benefit analysis, in project economic metrics like NPV, IRR, payback (preferred)


Builds effective teams
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

This is what we offer


We offer an environment where we encourage personal and professional growth and where you will be rewarded for your performance and results. You will have the possibility to work with specialist on all fields to develop innovative solutions and to extend your national and international network. In addition, we offer you a competitive salary package. The Company's Global Remote Work Policy allows eligible employees the option to work up to three days a week from home. LyondellBasell is committed to advancing diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) to ensure a positive experience for all employees.



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The recruitment process exists of an initial phone screening and business interviews before proceeding to a possible job offer. A background check will be part of the process.